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Cooking Japanese Food in Season: September Vegetables

In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: November Vegetables

The month of November is when apples and spinach are both in season. There are a number of ways to utilize these ingredients in Japanese cuisine. And cooking fresh Japanese meals with these ingredients yields a lot of health benefits and flavor.

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Ogura Toast

Recipe & Video: Ogura Toast

Learn how to make Ogura toast, a Japanese breakfast recipe that is also healthy. Adzuki bean paste is smothered on freshly toasted bread for a sweet and creamy taste that will jump-start your day the right way.

Tricolor Soboro Bowl

Recipe & Video: Tricolor Soboro Bowl

Three flavors and three colors come together in perfect harmony in our yummy tricolor soboro bowl where seasoned ground chicken, Japanese style scrambled eggs and snow peas each stand apart.

Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Recipe & Video: Salmon Saikyo Yaki

Miso, mirin, and sake provide the flavor-rich marinade base for Salmon Saikyo Yaki, an authentic Japanese food recipe that is popular in restaurants all over the world and now can be created in four easy steps right in your home kitchen.

Chicken Tsukune

Recipe & Video: Chicken Tsukune

Skewered grilled chicken covered in Teriyaki sauce is the perfect dish for everything from afternoon barbecues to formal dinners, and our easy-to-follow chicken tsukune recipe and video has everything you need to make it at home!

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Autumn Bento Box

Recipe & Video: Autumn Bento Box

Packed with delicious and authentic Japanese treats like salmon saikyo yaki and Japanese omelets, this autumn seasonal bento box is the perfect companion for a picnic out in the sunny yet crisp weather.

Zucchini and Tuna Pasta

Recipe & Video: Zucchini and Tuna Pasta

Wafu Pasta is an Italian-influenced Japanese fusion specialty that is popular in Japan but still not widely known in the west. Learn how to create one right here with our easy to follow authentic Japanese food recipe and video.

salmon and cucumber sushi cake

Recipe & Video: Salmon & Cucumber Sushi Cake

Sashimi grade fish layered on top of sushi rice has become the Internet's hottest culinary sensation, the sushi cake! Learn how to make it right in your kitchen with our recipe and expert tips for getting it perfect for the first time.